Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve: 421,000 hectares of primary forest you can visit.

“Although it seems difficult,
the biggest advantage of
come to Muyuna are the
140 kms that separate us
from the civilization”.

“Although it seems difficult, the biggest advantage of come to Muyuna are the 140 kms that separate us from the civilization”.

We are in the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) to the southeast and upstream of Iquitos, capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and within the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve.

We navigate the Amazon River. We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of the river. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of a primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that lies downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this strategic location, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in their natural habitat.

Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that are crawling kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around the Muyuna also have black water, making it easy for bird watching and fishing excursions, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.

Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, or loggers, or many travelers. The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.

We are in the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) to the southeast and upstream of Iquitos, capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and within the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve.

We navigate the Amazon River. We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of the river. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of a primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that lies downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this strategic location, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in their natural habitat.

Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that are crawling kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around the Muyuna also have black water, making it easy for bird watching and fishing excursions, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.

Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, or loggers, or many travelers. The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.

Step 1:
How to get to Iquitos – Peru?
Step 2:
Navigating to the Muyuna

Did you know that the forest
of the Amazon River
has 15,000 species
of the 40,000 that there are
on the whole planet?

Did you know that the forest of the Amazon River has 15,000  species of the 40,000 that there are on the whole planet?

The Amazon River and its forest is an inseparable couple. It is one of the places that have more biodiversity in the world. It is a responsibility, and our duty to take care of it. Its loss could cause severe and irreversible damage to humanity. More than a third of the world’s species live in it. The Amazon River is the longest and supports 20% of the fresh water in the world.

With a diversity of flora like this, many animals find a perfect habitat to live and many of them can be observed in your visit to the Muyuna Lodge.

The Amazon River and its forest is an inseparable couple. It is one of the places that have more biodiversity in the world. It is a responsibility, and our duty to take care of it. Its loss could cause severe and irreversible damage to humanity. More than a third of the world’s species live in it. The Amazon River is the longest and supports 20% of the fresh water in the world.

With a diversity of flora like this, many animals find a perfect habitat to live and many of them can be observed in your visit to the Muyuna Lodge.

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